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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

Overview of this book

You can use the Drupal 7 content management system to build a small business website quickly. You may add blogs, images, maps, e-commerce, social application integration, and more to your site to connect with your customers and make more money from your business. Drupal 7 Business Solutions will give you hands-on practical tutorials on how to build a rich and dynamic website for your business quickly using one of the most popular tools in open source. You'll start by adding blogs and images to your website. Then you'll learn how to add a VIP section to your site so that you can give your logged in users special discounts and other VIP freebies. Next, you will learn to send your customers e-mail newsletters and show them a dynamic events calendar. The book will then teach you to add e-commerce to your site so you can sell your products online. You'll add YouTube videos and Google maps to help enhance your business site. You will then learn to incorporate feedback mechanisms for your customers. The book also explains how to maintain your site, upgrade it, and continue adding dynamic content to it.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Drupal 7 Business Solutions
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Chapter 11. Maintaining and Optimizing your Drupal Site

Now that we have built our site and integrated it into our business, we need to ensure that our site stays clean and up-to-date. In this chapter, we will explore various maintenance tasks to keep our site operating at peak performance.

We will begin by discussing how to back up our website and then restore it again, to protect it against hardware failures or malicious users. Next, we will discuss performance tuning to ensure that your site can meet any level of traffic demand. Finally, we will review managing and moderating content.

At the end of this chapter, you will be prepared to publish your website to the world, knowing that you are prepared for anything.

To summarize, in this chapter we will:

  • Backup our Drupal site files

  • Backup our MySQL database

  • Install and configure the Backup and Migrate module

  • Maintain and optimize our database

  • Learn about how to optimize and tweak performance settings on our Drupal site